was an Air Raid QB who won 13 games in college. QBs who play in an Air
Raid system in college don't succeed in the NFL. Why is that such a problem
for so many other QBs, but never mentioned with Goff. Who is your favorite
Air Raid QB: Geno Smith, Brandon Weeden, or Tim Couch, Ouch! Mine are
Johnny Manziel, Blaine Gabbert, and Nick Foles, oh my. You hear it over
and over every year, "beware the Air Raid QB." but not this
I'm just as guilt as anyone. I was a big proponent of Bryce Petty. I love
what what he did at Baylor. He was better at Baylor than anything Goff did
at Cal. He is big, strong, and has a strong arm. He was a winner. He
played through some incredible injuries. He threw as beautiful a
deep ball right into the extended of hands of his WRs sprinting 40 or 50
yards down the sideline like magic. But most of the evaluators who love
Goff had no time for Petty. He did so good behind the scenes last season
with the Jets that they are talking about trading up for Paxton Lynch in
the 1st Round. The Jets at 20 are Lynch's floor.
Briles, Baylor's HC is infamous for putting QBs into the NFL with elite
production in the Air Raid offense. "Facts are facts," Briles said. "We've had pretty good success. I'm the only guy that's had
3 guys in the last years of the draft that I've recruited and coached [in the
Air Raid offense to get drafted into the NFL], and that's Kevin Kolb, RGIII and Bryce Petty. It hadn't hurt us."
But they tend to disappear very quickly from rosters. The Air Raid offense
is designed to simplify things for high school QBs so that they can win in
does virtually nothing to help prepare these kids for the NFL. "I think if they're looking for a knock on someone, and they can't fit it, they'll find it from somewhere else," Briles
said. "People are entitle to their opinion. I'm all about trying to win on the football field."
Some say college coaches are paid to win games, not develop talent. This
is one of those systems.
It actually turned my stomach when a couple of guys trying to justify Goff
as the top pick said that "winning is not a stat that matters for
QBs." I have never heard anything so stupid in relation to anybody
else but Goff. Winning is the one stat that truly matters for a QB. Goff
started 37 games at Cal and only won a pathetic 13. Batting .333 makes
puts you in the Hall of Fame in baseball, but it puts you on the waiver
wire in the NFL.
is not near the most ready for the NFL QB. Air Raid QBs are never ready
for the NFL. They never take snaps under center. They never call plays in
the huddle. They never read the defense before the snap and check to a
different play. They never turn their back the defense during a play action.
They never call out protection to the O-line. Those are the five most
critical things NFL QB have to do translating to the NFL. Wentz did all of those things. Wentz
went to a Division II school, and he is far more NFL ready than Goff. That
is what an Air Raid offense does for a QB. Wentz
played in a more NFL ready offense than Goff.
does not take pressure up the middle well at all. His ball placement is
terrible. One of the reasons I like Lawler so much is that he is always
catching balls thrown behind him. I think when you are heading to the
right, and the QB throws the ball to your left side or visa versa, that is
the hardest catch to make in football. Goff consistently throws the ball
to the wrong shoulder. He threw a ball on his Proday to the tight end in
the box on the right seam looking back at Goff off his inside shoulder (in
the box!). It was so high he had to leap up, which would have gotten
him killed in a real game. He had to do a 360 in the air, because Goff
threw it to his outside shoulder. One of the worst throws I have ever seen
in my life. He was going against air! There is not excuse for throw
it to the wrong shoulder against air.
was a great catch. But it kept being shown on the NFL channel as an
example of what a great Proday he had. It was a stunningly terrible throw. He was
less than 20-yards away, and there was no one between Goff and his TE. If you can't
throw to the correct shoulder from less than 20-yards away, to a guy going against air on a Proday,
what are going going to do in the NFL with giants fighting in the trenches
in front of you? I watched his Proday and it scared the crap out of me.
His ball placement is terrible.
ball placement is more off than any legit QB prospect in this Draft. You always see guys having to
leap out, or turn back. His ball is low, or high above the head. And on the wrong
shoulder, always on the wrong shoulder. And worst, he put the ball in
places that get his WRs hurt. At his Proday he was throwing it all
around his receivers body. Less than half the time the ball was on their
hands in perfect placement, and they didn't have to adjust to the ball at
all. There was no wind, like at Lynch's Proday.
never went under Center
in college. He had a throw on a deep
pass on the double move at his Proday. The WR had to slow to almost a walk
because it was so short, and they said, "oh, that's a good
throw." No it wasn't. That is common for him when his feet aren't set.
His passes loose energy too quickly, and crash into the turf when he panics
out of the pocket. He misses on Corner routes consistently.
You cannot do that in the NFL.
was at his Proday with nothing in front of
him and nothing going on around him. He should be hitting guys in
stride 90% of the time. His ball placement was less than 50%
accurate. Then he throws it too high and to the wrong
shoulder going down the Seam. Then overthrew Lawler badly on the next.
He showed on film, he throws a beautiful deep ball
40 to 50 yards downs field and further. He puts it up and it comes down softly into his receivers hands.
That is what he does best. He
has a gift for deep throws. When everything goes right in the pocket, he
is as good as Petty at throwing to a WR 40 or 50 yards downfield, and
leading him so he can extend his arms and make the catch with the CB
behind him. He can really make some beautiful deep throws on
struggles in wet weather. He got benched in a rain game as a freshman, and
was terrible in a rain game in Oregon. He has small hands and
that's when it matters. If he can't throw in the rain, what is he going to
do in the snow? In order to win the Super Bowl, you have to
play outside in the winter. They wet the ball at his Proday, and then did
it to Wentz as well. Only Pep wet Wentz's hands and not just the ball. Wentz
over gripped the ball on his first attempt, and jammed it into the ground.
That was all the experts wanted to talk about. But he hit his WRs in the
hands on every other throw Pep wet the ball. They made it sound like Wentz
struggled more than Goff.
wet the ball at Goff's Proday. The first pass was high over the middle,
which would have gotten Lawler killed on the slant. The second pass was
high and outside, and while the placement was better than the first, it
terrible ball placement on the second wet throw. Then he threw it to the wrong shoulder. When WRs have
to spin around to catch the ball in the air it is not good. Remember this is a
Proday, and he is throwing against air. 90% of the passes, especially the short over the
middle throws right in front of him should be perfect. He wasn't close.
His ball placement is nowhere near acceptable on the NFL level.
kept wetting the ball, not his hands. And Goff would stop and wipe his hands
with an annoyed look on his face. He was simulating the shotgun snap. So
he could wipes his hands repeatedly, and try to re-grip the ball. Wentz
was simulating a snap from under center. So he would extend his hand, like
he was taking the snap. Pep would jump forward and squirt water on his
hand and the football. So he didn't have time to wipe off his hands or
the football. He just slapped the ball into his other hand, like it was
snapped, and then threw the ball.
next pass was a
quick out, and the WR had to spin around and catch it behind him again. He
threw it to the wrong shoulder. Then Pep Hamilton started charging
right at him like a run away rusher as he threw, and the pass was
incomplete. He was terrible throwing a wet ball, and I'll never
forget his face as he wiped his hands and the ball and kept trying to get
a better grip before simulating the shotgun snap.
your watching the Senior Bowl you can't hear enough about ball placement.
Any ball not throw right into the hands of a WR is a crime against humanity.
But you never heard it once during Goff's Proday. He kept throwing the
ball to the wrong shoulder or low, and no one said anything. Plus, he looked annoyed
at his wet hands. Pep would spray the ball, and he kept wiping his hands
off and then throwing INTs.
can extend plays with his feet. When
he is going good, he throws with incredible accuracy. When he makes the
quick read he looks as good as anyone.
He doesn't take pressure in his face very well. Looses accuracy and
velocity when he gets a rusher in his face. That is by far my second biggest criticism
of him. Excellent pocket awareness.
arm. He throws deep balls sometimes that is a foot or two over
his WR's head. The WR just has to put his hands up to catch it in stride.
When he is a smooth thrower his accuracy and touch is terrific. He throws as beautiful
a ball to the TE on a Corner route as you will see.
He puts the ball on the
money on 3rd down. He is completing 70% of his passes for 15 TDs coming
into Utah. He is looking like the number one QB in the draft. I like to
judge QBs when things are going bad. Then he had
three INTs, and seven on the season. Cal
got down 27-17 after Goff's 4th INT. He got them to within three before
the 3rd quarter was over. He was getting hit after almost every throw. He
can use his legs as well.
ran for a 1st down halfway through the 4th quarter down six. I Like to
judge QBs when things are going bad. He threw four INTs in the first
Three quarters. Then he threw his fifth INT. The CB Hatfield for Utah is
one hell of a player. Then he was hit, and fumbled the ball. Six turnovers
by a QB is hard to take. Then he had a
huge 1st down throw on 3rd and 12. He took a wicked cheap shot low,
where the rusher clearly went for his knee as he threw. It was called
to give them another 15-yards. Then he threw a 1st down pass to Lawler
over midfield. But he just couldn't make the play in the endzone to win
the game. He has to make that play to win the game.
he throws off his back foot to the right, he can be a disaster. He is very
good with his feet in the pocket. He can make every throw, but often is
just a little inaccurate. His WRs have to make a lot of adjustments to the
ball. He takes too long in the pocket. He needs to read it and throw it
throws it so naturally. He can place it on a WR's hands on the opposite
hash with great touch and accuracy. Runs a lot
of slants. He throws as soft and accurate a deep ball as anyone I've seen.
He is great when he has to step up do to pressure outside, and then bail
outside to his right. Once he gets outside where no one is in front of
him, he throws a great ball. Strong arm. He can really sling it.
Goff is a scary prospect to me. But he has matured a lot
since he was thrown in as a freshman. "And Jared over here, you know, he's grown as we've
grown," coach Dykes said. "We've grown as he's grown. He came in as a true freshman. Had to play and took his lumps. We took our lumps. And he's really matured, and we've grown up together."
He played in an air raid offense that is not know for producing NFL QBs.
in fact, quite the opposite.
However, he had a great season, and really came up big in the Bowl game.
"No, I think sometimes, you know, they do some stuff that stops
you," Goff said. "And you kind of have to fix it quickly. And I was able to kind of adjust to what they were doing. I think on that one drive I just missed three passes by about a yard. And, I mean, that happens sometimes. You try not to let it happen, but it does. And then I just got consistent. The guys got open and made it a lot easier for me. The O-line started to protect really well. And I'm just sitting back there, like you said, playing pitch and catch. And, when they're that open, I don't want to say it's easy. But it's not as hard as it would be if you had to fit one in there."
But Air Forces was clearly not prepared to cover his WRs. Of the top five
QBs in this years Draft, Goff clearly had the best weapons around him, and
they help him a ton when his throws were inaccurate. Which happened more
than made me comfortable.
He is my third choice as a top ten QB. "Yeah. This moment two years ago I was probably getting
x-rays on my shoulder," Goff said. "And I had shoulder surgery and came a long way since then. And, like Coach Dykes said, I've kind of grown up with the program and everyone has kind of grown up with me as well. It's been fun, though. It's been a fun ride."
But he will be a top ten QB.
love this guy. "He's been the hot ticket and talk in college football this year,"
"And there is no denying his talent, but I see him as best served by going back to
school. He needs more heft to give him a bit more padding and body armor, and the more starts and situations that he sees in college, the better. Plus, his team keeps improving, and success can never be underestimated for a QB."
Don't be surprised if he is the second or third QB taken this year.
went under center. He has nice feet eluding defenders. He doesn't throw at
an acceptable level with a rusher in his face. 0 for 1 (:01). Nice
three step, and then the happy feet shuffle. That was a nice throw. He
tends to throw well when moving outside with no rushers in front of him
(:23). Never throws well with a rusher in his face (:33). And I
don't mean a blocker. I mean when there is no blocker between him and the
rusher. He is not good. 0 for 2.
play action. It cleared pocket in front of him. Nice throw (:43). Very nice
footwork stepping up into the clean pocket. When everything goes well with
the blockers he is excellent (:54). This is an NFL throw. I think, his
best of the game. The rusher breaks free and gets in his face, and he
makes the throw knowing he is going to get killed. 1 for 3 (1:04). He
can't see his open WR. So he shuffles to his side, with less traffic in
front of him, and makes the throw (1:26). But again, the throw is
high and behind him. The WR leaps up and has to twist back to catch the
ball on the wrong shoulder. The ball placement was so bad that the WR almost
line holds up against the blitz and he dumps the ball off. Nice play
(2:18). This is an NFL throw (2:38). This is what I mean by free rush. He can
still make nice throws when his blockers are jammed back into his feet.
That was an NFL throw (2:54). As you can see from the past few throws, he
is at his best when he doesn't have to move his feet. He had the best
playmakers of the top three QBs in this Draft to throw to (3:05). Two step
drop. His blocker gets bulled back, but he is still able to step up and
throw (3:15). Nice throw with the clean pocket (3:23). When he has room in
front of him he is a great thrower. But the receiver was wide open, and
the pass was a little high.
has a rusher in his face. He turns outside on the play action, and faces
the blitzer as he break free. He turns to his open WR, who is open inside
and low. So he throws it high and outside. Wretched ball placement with a
rusher in his face. 1 for 4 (3:42). Three man rush. Clean pocket. He
throws a strike (3:58). Clean pocket, and the ball placement is still
terrible (4:15). You can see the WR is facing the CB. He is trying to move
inside (4:20). There is no circumstance where that throw should be made.
He throws it high and to the wrong shoulder. The WR leaps up, does a 180
in the air, but can't hold on. Terrible decision, ball placement, and
in his face, and he throws a terrible ball: low, in the dirt, and
short of the endzone. But Lawler makes a great catch, digs it out of the
dirt, and almost scores. That is why I like Lawler. He makes his QB look
good. He made more bad ball
catches than most of the WRs in this Draft 2 for 5 (4:25). Rushers in his
face. He dumps the ball off, but it is high and outside. He leaves his
WR vulnerable to the big hit. 2 for 6 (5:03). Does it bother anyone else
that he barely moves his feet. Such a large part of why Air Raid QBs don't
make it in the NFL is because they throw too much with dead feet. When he throws in rhythm, he never takes a
step backwards? He has almost no experience dropping back (5:14).
How do you start as a rookie without any experience dropping back at all.
does have nice feet to flee the pocket and pick up some yards. In fact, I
think he is at his very best when he steps up and the edgerushers slide
past him. Then he takes off the right. He gets outside where no one is in
front of him, and he makes beautiful throws (5:25). Rusher in his face.
The ball placement is bad, and his WR takes the big hit. 2 for 7 (5:36).
He has time. Slides to the left. The throw is late and the ball placement
is bad. The WR has to dive out for the ball, and gets wiped out (6:07). What
makes that worse is that he had a clean pocket. There was traffic in front
of him, but his blockers did their job.
do like the way he swings it out to Lasco out of the backfield (6:26).
Steps up into the pocket. Gets pressure in his face. But makes the throw.
3 for 8. But this play also shows why I like Lynch more than Goff. Lynch
clearly made his playmakers better. Goff's playmakers clearly made him
better (6:35). Rushers in his face, and he freezes and is helpless. 3
for 9 (6:53). He had the WR breaking inside if he could throw with
anticipation. In the NFL that ball has to be gone. That why is counts as
an incompletion with a rusher in his face. You can veto that if you want.
steps up. Gets a rusher in his face and can no longer see down field so he
takes off (7:09). A rusher break free in his face. Lasco makes a nice
block on him, but Goff panics and throws it anyway. 3 for 10 (7:21). Nice throw
off the play action with a one step drop. That's an NFL throw (7:30).
That's an NFL throw with his OL being jammed into his feet (7:39). Throws
through a wide open hole with no one between him and receiver (7:48). That
is when he is at his best.
ball placement. He has to go over the CB, and he hits the CB right in the
helmet. He just has such terrible ball placement (8:04). He is open over
the top and inside. So he throws it low and outside (8:14). Clean pocket.
Nice throw (8:20). Clean pocket. Terrible ball placement. Great catch by
Lawler, who continues to make Goff look better (8:33). Nice throw though a lane
between his O-linemen. That is an NFL throw (8:43). Clean pocket. Terrible
throw (8:55). The WR is wide open moving outside. So he throws it high and inside
to the wrong shoulder. He has to leap up for the ball, instead of running
under it for some extra yards. Because it was on the wrong shoulder, the
shoulder the CB was on, it allowed the CB to reach in and rip the ball
job going through his progression, a little slow. Then he throws into
triple coverage. That is terrible decision making (9:24). When he can
throw in rhythm with the receiver open right in front of him he is very
good (9:36). The WR is wide open. Watch this throw. He throws it high and
inside. So the WR has to leap up and back, and into the DB. That is a
season ending throw. Terrible (9:46). No pressure. No trouble. That was
the worst ball placement of the game. If he throws it low and outside that
is a 1st down. Instead, he throws it high and inside! In the
exact opposite location to allow his receiver to make a play. You can take
him. I don't want him.
Vs Oregon 2015:
Game Logs: 2015 | 2014 | 2013Junior (2015):
Goff started all 37 games possible during his three seasons at Cal from 2013-15 and is the only quarterback in school history to have ever started his first game as a true freshman. Goff set 26 Cal records including career marks for passing yards (12,220), passing yards per game (329.7
ypg), TD passes (96), completions (977), passing attempts (1,569), total offense (12,086) and total plays (1,739), while the two-time captain was second on the schoolís all-time list for passing efficiency (143.95) behind only Aaron Rodgers. In his final season as a junior in 2015, he established Pac-12 single-season records with 4,719 yards passing and 43 touchdown passes while becoming the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors since Rodgers in 2004 an 8-5 Cal team to a winning record and bowl game for the first time since 2011 as well as a post-season win for the first time since
Cal Career (2013-15): Started all 37 games possible during his three seasons at Cal and is the only quarterback in school history to have ever started his first game as a true freshman.
Holds 26 Cal records including career marks for passing yards (12,220), passing yards per game (329.7 ypg), TD passes (96), completions (977), passing attempts (1,569), total offense (12,086) and total plays (1,739).
Second on the school's all-time list for passing efficiency (143.95) behind only Aaron Rodgers
Broke Pac-12 career records with an average of 326.6 yards of total offense per game as well as three seasons of gaining 3,000 or more total yards.
Ranks third all-time in Pac-12 history and 26th nationally in passing yards as well as fourth in the Pac-12 and 27th nationally in passing touchdowns.
Set a pair of Pac-12 single-season records in his final campaign as a 2015 junior when he passed for 4,719 yards and 43 touchdowns when he was also the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors since Rodgers in 2004
Two-time team captain as voted by his teammates in his final two campaigns as a junior and 2014 sophomore
One of six players in Pac-12 history to throw for 3,000 or more yards in three seasons and one of two to throw for 3,000 or more yards in each of his first three campaigns.
Had at last 268 yards passing or two touchdown passes in each of his final 14 collegiate contests.
Twice earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors with both coming over the final three games of his 2015 junior season against Oregon State (11/14/2015) and Arizona State (11/28/2015).
The teamís seven-win turnaround over his last two seasons from a 1-11 record in 2013 to an 8-5 mark in 2015 is tied for the second best in school history behind only the eight-win improvement from a 2-10 mark in 1946 to a 10-1 record in 1948.
Calís Most Outstanding Player in a Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force as a junior in the final game of his collegiate career when he set the bowlís single-game records by passing for 467 yards and six touchdowns to lead Cal to its first bowl victory since 2008
Junior (2015): Started all 13 games to make it the third consecutive season he started and played in every contest.
Voted on as a team captain by his teammates for the second straight season.
Helped Cal to an 8-5 record and a victory in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl for the Golden Bears' first winning record and bowl appearance since 2011 as well as first bowl win since 2008.
Became the first Cal quarterback to earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors since Aaron Rodgers in 2004 and was a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
Completed 341-of-529 passes (64.5%) for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,719 yards with his 43 touchdown passes also a new conference mark, while also breaking his own single-season school records in passing yards, TD passes, completions, TDs responsible for, and total offense (4,711), and ranking second with a 161.30 passing efficiency rating.
Led the Pac-12 and ranked third in the nation in both passing touchdowns and passing yards, while he was second both nationally and in the conference in passing yards per game (363.0 ypg) as well as among the top five in the conference and top 25 nationally in all 11 passing, total offense and points responsible for categories including total offense yards (No. 1 Pac-12, No. 5 NCAA), points responsible for (266, No. 1 Pac-12, No. 5 NCAA), total offense yards per game (362.4, No. 2 Pac-12, No. 5 NCAA), completions per game (26.23, No. 2 Pac-12, No. 5 NCAA), points responsible for per game (No. 2 Pac-12, No. 6 NCAA), yards per pass attempt (8.92, No. 3 Pac-12, No. 11 NCAA), passing yards per completion (13.84, No. 3 Pac-12, No. 21 NCAA), total offense yards and completion percentage (No. 5 Pac-12, No. 22 NCAA).
Helped Cal's offense setting numerous records including single-season school marks in passing yardage (4,892), passing yards per game (376.3 ypg), passing touchdowns (44), total offense (6,879), total yards per game (529.2 ypg), total touchdowns (63), scoring offense (37.9 ppg, modern-era record), first downs (341) and first downs passing (201), with all the marks previously set in 2013 or 2014, as well as setting single-game team records with 760 yards of total offense and 36 first downs vs. Oregon State, while tying a modern-era school record with 10 extra-point attempts vs. Grambling State.
Helped Cal's offense rank third nationally in passing offense, eighth in total offense and 17th in scoring offense, with all of the numbers second in the Pac-12.
On watch lists for nearly every quarterback and player of the year award reaching as high as No. 3 on the USA Today Heisman Hot List and tied for sixth on the ESPN Heisman Watch after a 5-0 start that was Calís best since also winning its first five games in 2007 and one victory away from its best since the 1950 team won its first nine contests, ranking as high as No. 19 in the Amway Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the AP Top 25 in the Week 8 national rankings for its highest national rankings since 2009.
Named Calís Most Outstanding Player in the final game of his career in a Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force when he set the bowlís single-game records by passing for 467 yards and six touchdowns to equal Cal's single-game record for most touchdown passes in regulation (tied for the third most in an FBS game in the nation in 2015) leading Cal to its first bowl victory since 2008.
Finished his career on an incredible run, combining for 1,462 yards passing and 17 touchdown passes to a single interception for a 206.33 passer efficiency rating during the final three wins (Oregon State, Arizona State, Air Forces) of his career over his last four games.
Broke a pair of Cal single-game records with 542 yards passing and 573 yards of total offense (31 yards rushing) that were the second most and most by a player in an FBS game in 2015 while adding five passing TDs and a career-long 20-yard rush while leading Cal to a 48-46 comeback victory vs. Arizona State in the regular-season finale to earn Pac-12 Offensive POW honors for the second time in three weeks.
Earned Pac-12 Offensive POW honors for first time in his career and became Calís first conference player of the week on offense since 2009 for his performance in a 54-24 victory over Oregon State, equaling his own school record with six touchdown passes in regulation that were tied for the third most in an FBS game in the nation in 2015 while completing 26-of-37 passes for 453 yards.
Had at least 268 yards passing and two touchdown passes in all 13 contests including other games vs. Washington State (33-45-1-390-4), at Stanford (37-54-0-386-2), at Washington (24-40-1-342-2), at Utah (25-47-5-340-2), at Oregon (18-41-329-2-80), vs. San Diego State (17-24-1-321-3), vs. Grambling State (24-32-1-309-3), at UCLA (32-53-0-295-3), vs. USC (23-31-2-277-2) and at Texas (27-37-0-268-3) with a school-record 10 of those 300-yard plus contests.
Broke Cal career records in games at Texas (passing yards, total offense, completions), vs. Washington State (touchdown passes) and at UCLA (passing attempts).
Did not throw an interception over his final 146 pass attempts and three-plus games for his longest string of the season and second-longest of his career without an interception.
Led Cal to the most points in a half in school history (52) and equaled the school record for points in a quarter (35) in the first half of the season-opener against Grambling State while Calís 73 points for the game was second in school history.
Punted a career-high four times including a season-long 45-yarder at Texas and pinned the Longhorns inside their 20-yard line a career-high-tying twice.
Had a memorable play on fourth-and-four late in the win at Washington on a run in which he had originally been pushed back short of the first-down marker before eventually
passing it with the fourth-down conversion preventing the Huskies from regaining possession in a 30-24 Cal win.
Rushed a career-high 10 times at UCLA. Became the 93rd player in FBS history to reach the 10,000 career yards mark in the contest against USC.
Threw a season-long 80-yard touchdown completion to Bryce Treggs at Oregon that was the longest Cal play from the line of scrimmage in 2015 and the third-longest completion of his career.
Had the second reception of his career for a career-long 11 yards at Stanford.
Featured on ESPN's College Gameday the week prior to the Utah contest in a piece entitled "Mr. Perfect".
Ranked No. 5 on the San Francisco Chronicleís list of the Bay Areaís 10 Most Exciting Athletes in September of 2015 behind only Stephen Curry, Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner and Carlos Hyde, and was the only non-professional athlete listed
Listed as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the nation heading into the season by Bleacher Report.
Began the season as a projected first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by many experts including ESPNís Mel Kiper (No. 9 overall, No. 1 QB) and Todd McShay (No. 9 Overall, No. 4 QB), as well as NFL DraftScout.comís Dane Brugler (No. 5 overall, No. 1 QB).
Selected by John Wilner of the Bay Area News Group to be the No. 1 player taken from a Bay Area football program in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Attended the Manning Passing Academy in July of 2015
Completed 9-of-12 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown with one rush for five yards in the spring game
Sophomore (2014): One of seven Cal players to start all 12 games.
Selected by his teammates as a team captain for the first of two consecutive seasons.
Ranked among the nationís top 10 in seven individual categories including passing yards (5th, 3973), passing touchdowns (5th, 35), passing yards per game (5th, 331.1), completions per game (5th, 26.33), total offense per game (8th, 327.4), points responsible for per game (9th, 18.0) and points responsible for (T11th, 212), with his passing yards also leading the Pac-12.
Also ranked among national leaders in passing efficiency (21st, 147.59), yards per pass attempt (31st, 7.81), completion percentage (35th, 62.1%) and passing yards per completion (39th, 12.6)
Completed 316-of-509 passes (62.1%) for then-single-season school marks of 3,973 yards and 35 touchdowns that were later broken in 2015 with seven interceptions for an impressive 147.60 passer efficiency rating that ranks fifth on the schoolís single-season list to earn honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors for the second consecutive season.
Broke his own single-season school passing yardage record from the 2013 campaign with his 2014 total of 3,973 yards while also setting the single-season school record in touchdown passes with 35 before he broke both of those marks in 2015
Broke his own single-game record for passing yards with 527 that was later broken in 2015 with five touchdown throws with no interceptions on 37-of-53 passing in Calís 60-59 victory at Washington State to earn College Football Performance Awards Co-National Performer of the Week and share the CFPAís Quarterback Performer of the Week honor for the second straight week.
Completed a 92-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Lasco against Colorado that is the longest pass play in school history and was tied for the fourth-longest play by an FBS player in 2014.
Other single-season Cal records broken by Goff included touchdowns responsible for (35), 300-yard passing games (7), consecutive 300-yard passing games (6) and most consecutive passes without an interception (185), with the latter two remaining all-time school marks and the first two broken in 2015.
Helped the Cal offense to set or equal nine single-season school or modern-era records, establishing season records for passing yards (4,152), passing touchdowns (37), total yards per game (495.2) and first downs passing (188) that were all broken in 2015, while setting modern-era school records for points (459), touchdowns (61) and scoring average (38.2 ppg) with the first two broken again in 2015, and tying modern-era records for PAT (56) and PAT attempts (57).
Picked up Calís Special Recognition Award at the teamís annual awards banquet.
Earned second-team Midseason All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele. Named National Offensive Player of the Week (CBSSports.com, Walter Camp Football Foundation, College Sports Madness), Co-National and Quarterback Performer of the Week (CFPA), California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week, Manning Award Star of the Week, SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 Player of the Week and Manning Star Award for his performance against Colorado when he completed 24-of-41 passes for 458 yards and a career-high seven touchdown passes with one interception, with his seven scoring tosses one shy of Pat Barnesí single-game record of eight in a four-overtime win vs. Arizona in 1996 and his six touchdowns in regulation equaling a single-game school mark.
Completed 38-of-60 passes (both season highs) for 393 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the season finale against BYU.
Each of the other six 300-yard passing games came in succession at Arizona (18-30-1-380-3), vs. Colorado (24-42-1-458-7), at Washington State (37-53-0-527-5), vs. Washington (35-51-0-304-0), vs. UCLA (25-41-1-303-2) and vs. Oregon (32-52-0-360-2) to set a school record for most consecutive 300-yard passing games.
Also had more than 200 yards in passing in four other games at Northwestern (21-34-1-281-3), vs. Sacramento State (17-22-0-229-4), at Oregon State (24-47-0-277-1) and at USC (29-46-0-279-3) with the only game of the campaign in which he threw for under 200 yards against Stanford (16-31-2-182-1).
National honors candidate who was on the watch list for the Maxwell Award given annually to the College Player of the Year as well as the Davey Brien Award and Manning Award recognizing the nationís top quarterback in addition to the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy.
Completed 14-of-23 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown on an eight-yard scoring pass to Kenny Lawler in the spring game.
Freshman (2013): Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors in his first collegiate season as he set Cal single-season records for passing yards (3,508), most yardage gained (3,508), passes completed (320), passes attempted (531), total offense (3,446) and total plays (590), while tying school records with five 300-yard passing games and three consecutive 300-yard passing games to start the season and his career before surpassing all of the single-season marks other than total plays as a sophomore or junior, or both.
Finished with a completion percentage of 60.3% (320-of-531) and a 123.18 passing efficiency rating with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, at the time tying for 10th on Calís all-time single-season list for touchdown passes.
Picked up the single-season passing yardage mark on a 62-yard completion to Richard Rodgers on his final throw of the season at Stanford on a play in which he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.
Finished one completion, 28 passing attempts, 48 total plays and 294 yards shy of NCAA FBS freshman single-season records.
Set single-game school individual marks for passing yards (504 vs. Washington State), passing attempts (64 vs. Northwestern) and total plays (71), breaking his own passing yards mark in both 2014 and 2015.
Helped Cal set single-season school records for passing yards (3,977), pass completions (368), pass attempts (622), first downs passing (183) and total plays (1,046), with the Golden Bears breaking both the passing yards and first down passing marks in both 2014 and 2015
The only true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start the teamís season-opener and one of only four players to start all 12 games along with Dan Camporeale, Deandre Coleman and Jordan Rigsbee.
Listed among the Pac-12 and national rankings in completions per game (26.7, No. 3 Pac-12, No. 6 NCAA), passing yards per game (292.3, No. 3 Pac-12, No. 12 NCAA), passing yards (3,508, No .5 Pac-12, No. 18 NCAA), total offense (287.2, No. 6 Pac-12, No. 24 NCAA), passing touchdowns (18, No. 9 Pac-12, No. 53 NCAA), passing yards per completion (10.96, No. 9 Pac-12, No. 84 NCAA), completion percentage (60.3%, No. 10 Pac-12, No. 57 NCAA), passing efficiency (123.18, No. 11 Pac-12, No. 84 NCAA), points responsible for per game (9.5, No. 13 Pac-12, No. 89 NCAA) and points responsible for (114, No. 16 Pac-12, No. 92 NCAA).
Rushed 59 times for a loss of 62 yards and his lone career rushing touchdown, while adding a single reception for a loss of one yard.
Passed for 450 yards or more in three of his first five games (vs. Northwestern, vs. Portland State, vs. Washington State) to mark three of the nine 450-yard passing games in Cal history in which he has eight
Totaled a then school-record 504 passing yards that were also the third most by a Pac-12 quarterback in 2013 on 33-of-59 passing with two touchdowns and one interception against Washington State when he also completed an 89-yard touchdown pass to Chris Harper that was the longest play from scrimmage in the Pac-12 during the season, as well as the third-longest passing play in school history.
Completed 39-of-64 passes (single-game school records in both categories) for 450 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions as the first true freshman quarterback in Cal history to start a season-opener in a 44-30 loss to Northwestern at Memorial Stadium, earning National Freshman of the Week and Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors from Athlon
Threw for 485 yards on 33-of-51 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing for a one-yard score in the second game of the season in a 37-30 win over Portland State.
Completed 31-of-53 passes for 371 yards with three touchdowns and an interception against Ohio State, earning Athlon Sports Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors for the second time in his first three career games.
Followed his school-record performance against Washington State with five more straight contests of 200 or more passing yards at UCLA (26-43-1-215-0), vs. Oregon State (21-31-1-220-0), at Washington (32-54-0-336-1), vs. Arizona (34-56-2-289-4) and vs. USC (35-49-0-260-3)
His four touchdown passes against Arizona were a season high and nearly rallied the Golden Bears to victory in a 33-28 defeat.
Finished his rookie campaign on the road at Colorado (23-45-1-173-0) and Stanford (10-19-0-194-1) as he was knocked out of the game against the Cardinal when he was injured on his final throw in the season finale for a 62-yard completion to Richard Rodgers that gave him Calís single-season record for passing yardage that he surpassed in both 2014 and 2015.
Rushed three times for a season-high 18 yards against Arizona. Punted three times for an average of 40.3 yards with a season long of 44, two touchbacks and one punt inside the opponentsí 20-yard line with all of his punts coming at Colorado.
On the College Football Performance Awards National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List
Calís top newcomer/recruit prior to the season according to 247Sports/Sporting News, Lindyís and USA Today, while Athlon had him as the teamís No. 2 recruit.
The No. 20 national freshman quarterback before the season according to Phil Steele, while Athlon had him as its No. 25 national quarterback recruit and No. 37 overall Pac-12 recruit.
Won the starting job in training camp after being listed as one of three quarterbacks in a battle for the starting position on the preseason depth chart along with Zach Kline and Austin Hinder, with Athlon ranking the quarterback battle as one of the top 12 in the nation in its preseason magazine.
Completed 7-of-15 passes for 66 yards, including a six-yard touchdown pass to Drake Whitehurst, and also had nine yards rushing on three carries in the spring game.
One of two true freshmen along with Matt Anderson who was a mid-year enrollee and participated with the team during its spring practices.
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